Harris, Richard, Democracy in Kingston: A Social Movement in Urban Politics, 1965-1970 (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1987).

Kealey, Gregory S. and Bryan D. Palmer, Dreaming of What Might Be: The Knights of Labor in Ontario, 1880-1900 (Cambridge University Press, 1982).

Palmer, Bryan D., Capitalism Comes to the Backcountry: The Goodyear Invasion of Napanee (Between the Lines, 1994).

Swift, Jamie, Wheel of Fortune: Work and Life in the Age of Falling Expectations (Between the Lines, 1995).



Eadie, James A., “The Napanee Mechanics’ Institutes: the nineteenth century Ontario Mechanics’ Institute movement in microcosm,” Ontario History, Volume 68, Number 4 (December, 1976), p. 209-221.

Grenville, John, “Housing Crisis in Kingston: The Response by Wartime Housing Limited,” Historic Kingston, Volume 66 (2017).

Gordon, David and Ellen McGowan, “Two visions to address the Sydenham Ward ‘Slum’: Urban renewal in Kingston, 1955-70,” Historic Kingston, Volume 69 (2019).

Heron, Craig and George De Zwaan, “Industrial Unionism in Eastern Ontario: Gananoque, 1918-21,” Ontario History, Volume 77, Number 3 (September 1985), p. 159-182.

McNeill, Katie-Marie, “A Re-education on How to Work: Vocational Programs in Kingston-Area Prisons, 1950-1965,” Labour/Le Travail, Volume 89 (2022).

Osborne, Geraint B., “”We women found we could run a country”: Kingston’s Factory Women at War, 1939-1945,” Historic Kingston, Volume 56 (2008).

Palmer, Bryan D., “Discordant Music: Charivaris and Whitecapping in Nineteenth-Century North America,” Labour/Le Travail, Volume 3 (1978).

Ross, Margaret O’Riordan, “”Your Town Is Rotten”: Prostitution, Profit, and the Governing of Vice in Kingston, Ontario, 1860-1920s,” Journal of the History of Sexuality, Volume 32 (May 2023), p.174-201.

Swainson, Donald, “Garden Island and the Calvin Company,” Historic Kingston, Volume 28 (1980).

Wylie, William N.T., “Poverty, Distress, and Disease: Labour and the Construction of the Rideau Canal, 1826-32,” Labour/Le Travail, Volume 11 (1983).


Book Chapters

Malcolmson, Patricia E., “The Poor in Kingston, 1815-1850,” in To Preserve and Defend: Essays on Kingston in the Nineteenth Century (Montreal, 1976).



Hall, Cheryl J., “Changing ways: a study of the working class, Kingston 1861-1881,” (Undergraduate history paper, Queen’s University, 1978).



Akers, David Brian, “Capital organizes labour: company paternalism, industrial unionism, and Alcan workers in Kingston, Ontario, 1941-1945,” (MA dissertation, Queen’s University, MA, 1987).

Denstedt, Mark James, “”Precariousness on the menu”: Restaurant work and labour mobility within the low-wage service industry in Kingston, Ontario,” (MA dissertation, Queen’s University, 2008).

Elliot, Robert E., “Working-class Kingston: The impact of an industrial economy on working conditions and union organization during the 1880s,” (MA dissertation, Queen’s University, 1982).

Lavin, David Oliver, “Call centres in the “new economy”: a Canadian case study,” (MA dissertation, Queen’s University, 2006).

Mignault, David, “Cutting Grass: the uncertainty of coming of age in the Post-Fordist Era,” (MA dissertation, Lakehead University, 2000).

Smith, Emily Merz, “”Everything is monitored, everything is watched”: employee resistanceto surveillance in Ontario call centres,” (MA dissertation, Queen’s University, 2004).

Wishart, James, “Producing Nurses: Nursing Training in the Age of Rationalisation at Kingston General Hospital 1924-1939,” (MA dissertation, Queen’s University, 1997).